Month: September 2021

Worldwide Automotive Intercooler Industry to 2026 – Players Include Bell Intercoolers, Forge Motorsport and Modine Manufacturing Among Others

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Automotive Intercooler Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global automotive intercooler market exhibited strong growth during 2015-2020. Looking forward, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 9% during 2021-2026.

Companies Mentioned

  • Bell Intercoolers
  • Forge Motorsport Inc.
  • Garrett Motion Inc.
  • Kale Oto Radyator
  • Mishimoto
  • Modine Manufacturing
  • Pro-Alloy (Holdings) Limited
  • PWR Holdings Limited
  • Treadstone Performance Engineer

An automotive intercooler is a heat exchanger device utilized for cooling the air entering the carburetor or fuel injection system. It is used as an air-to-air or air-to-water cooler for supercharged and turbocharged internal combustion engines to extract waste heat from the compressed air. It assists in increasing the efficiency of the induction system, improving combustion and enhancing the reliability of the engine. It also helps maximize the fuel economy and reduce the greenhouse gas

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GM’s new software platform will enable over-the-air updates, in-car subscriptions, and maybe facial recognition

General Motors announced a new “end-to-end” software platform for its cars called “Ultifi” — a play on the name Ultium, which is the automaker’s new electric vehicle battery architecture. GM says the new software will enable over-the-air (OTA) updates, in-car subscription services, and “new opportunities to increase customer loyalty.”

The automaker envisions the new software powering everything from the mundane, like weather apps, to potentially controversial features like the use of in-car cameras for facial recognition or to detect children to automatically trigger the car’s child locks. The Linux-based system will also be available to third-party developers who may want to create apps and other features for GM customers.

GM is currently undergoing a “transformation… from an automaker to a platform innovator,” said Scott Miller, vice president of software-defined vehicles at the company. Miller said he envisions Ultifi serving the role as a “powerful hub for all

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Car dealership group with ABQ locations sold for $3.2B

One of the local Larry H. Miller dealerships (COURTESY IMAGE)

One of Albuquerque’s largest automotive dealerships, Larry H. Miller Dealerships, was sold Wednesday as part of a $3.2 billion transaction, including about $740 million in real estate, to Atlanta-based Asbury Auto Group, according to a news release issued today, Wednesday.

Based out of Utah, Larry H. Miller has been aggressive in Albuquerque with seven dealerships in the metro area among the 54 total dealerships the auto group owned.

It recently expanded its holdings in Albuquerque with the 2020 purchase of Casa Chevrolet and Casa Chrysler Jeep.

The company has 581 employees in New Mexico. Its local brands included Toyota, Hyundai, Chevrolet, Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler and Genesis.

According to company spokeswoman, Amanda Covington, “We’re unable to give any interviews (Wednesday).”

Publicly traded Asbury is a Fortune 500 company that came into the deal with 91 dealerships, but a relatively small footprint

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As Tesla pilots self-driving cars, auto insurance may become obsolete

As Tesla pilots self-driving cars, auto insurance may become obsolete

As Tesla pilots self-driving cars, auto insurance may become obsolete

The phrase “asleep at the wheel” could soon lose all meaning as Tesla and other automakers push self-driving cars closer to reality.

CEO Elon Musk says select Tesla drivers could get their hands on “full self-driving” software as early as Oct. 9.

The upgrade won’t make the cars truly autonomous, but Musk dreams that one day people will safely fall asleep on their way home in a Tesla.

That raises an obvious question: If a self-driving car does crash while you’re snoozing, what happens? Who is at fault? You? The car’s manufacturer? No one?

The answer could radically disrupt the insurance industry, potentially making some forms of auto insurance obsolete and saving drivers hundreds of dollars a year.

Self-driving cars are on the horizon

A Tesla Model S interior

Courtesy of Tesla, Inc.

We’re still years away from driverless cars speeding down the freeway,

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